This is the way I do it. If not then you have done something wrong. Might need additional patch to kvm for kvm kernel longmode. The following steps should help you install Windows Server R2 and upload it into glance for use with OpenStack. However, after the drive shows up as allocated – Windows installation is unable to proceed. I am using F14, I think the latest vfd is F14? Had to switch of ‘acpi’, ‘apic’ and ‘pae’ features in guest configuration.

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Done Hope that helps. From the ‘Initial Configuration Tasks’ screen At the bottom of the window.

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I opened the iso and have several folders. Just note that there may exist different sources for the drivers. This changed in April I use the floppy vfd based drivers, which help recognize the unallocated drive.

Looks like this is a known bug: Shutdown the Winrows and remove the old ethernet controller. Create ‘Security Group’ nova secgroup-create Windows “Windows Ports” Add firewall rule for the remote desktop port nova secgroup-add-rule Windows tcp 0. If you get a bluescreen or a plea to use the RepairCD, something went wrong.


Guest machine-type set to pc I am assuming NetKVM is for the network drivers and viostor is for windowz disk drivers. Failure resetting PHY” but networking works fine. Email Required, but never shown. Which folders should we use for Win 64 bit? Core assignment may be unnecessary.

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Use the repair CD to restore to a previous restore-point and try again. Leave the existing one as-is for now. Hope that helps others By default, the virtio-win-latest repository is disabled and virtio-win-stable repo is enabled.

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Is it possible to install the VirtIO drivers later? Post as a guest Name.

Yes, qemu requires the disk is ivrtio to bootable, and the management should do that automatically for a new guest. Take care of the old ethernet controller here too, if you ignored my previous advice. In addition, shipping pre-compiled sources is generally against Fedora policies.


Direct downloads are available virtlo the. You should first download from linux-kvm. Comments and questions are welcome Must install with automatic networking enabled, and login via the network to use it.

Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. UnicornClouds Home About Archive. Tree used by gnome-boxes for automatic driver installation: Thanks for supplying the right links to the redhat driver and redhat-tutorial, that completes my rough explanation. This repo is disabled by default.